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The owner’s manual for my 2010 Hyundai Getz suggests that the coolant does not need replacing until 120 months or 210,000km, but the service book suggests it should be every 24 months or 45,000 km. Which is correct?
Diana Davies, email
We checked with Hyundai and its advice was to follow the service booklet as it is produced with specific recommendations for this market, while the owner’s manual is a generic publication for many markets around the world. The shorter period is the one to use. BUBBLING OVER Like Alan Wylie ( Carsguide, August 24, 2012), I also had bubbling of the dashboard in my Nissan Patrol. The original dash started to bubble and Nissan replaced it under warranty, but in less than six months the new dash started to bubble. Nissan agreed to replace it again, but I found out the reason for the bubbling is the layers of plastic aren’t adhering to the glue properly while the layering is being done. Nissan knows of the problem, but while my dealership was happy to help me, I feel Nissan Australia needs to inform its customers of this problem no matter how old the vehicle is.
K. Brown, email Thanks for the information. I amsure it will be helpful for other Patrol owners who have the same problem. I also agree Nissan should do the right thing and advise owners of the issue and fix their cars. DASH IT ALL I have recently been to my Nissan dealer to report the same bubbled dash problem on our 2004 Nissan Patrol that Alan Wylie reported, but we were told that nothing could be done for us. Nissan Australia told us the warranty was for four years, but it had been extended to seven years to fix this issue, but our car is outside that time. But it is obviously a flaw in Nissan’s production. Do
Bubble trouble: Some Nissan Patrol owners have had their dashes fixed — but not all